Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Oops..just realized

I've been so busy with work and end of the school year events that I totally forgot to put in Madeline's last doctor appointment information. I guess better late than never...

March 2 Dr. Appt.:
Height - 62 1/2" - Wow! She's only half an inch shorter than me!!!
Weight - 106.5
BP - 100/55
HR - 83
Temp - 98.2
RR - 16

Her methotraxate was cut in half - only 5mg once a week (2 pills). And we return in June.

She is growing like a weed. In fact, she's cathching up to her brother who is now 14. I am sure I will be the shortest one in the family by the end of the summer. How strange.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Yup...stomach virus. I picked up Madeline from school this morning after they called to let me know she was crying with a headache. Headaches are not common for Madeline, so I knew something was wrong. And yes it was...the moment we got home...she regurgitated bunches. Yuck! Poor thing.

We've been lucky this year with the illnesses. Only the swine flu and now this stomach bug for the school year. Swine flu at the beginning of the year and this one to finish off the school year (We only have five weeks of school left - hard to believe!).

Madeline attended the Beta Convention Saturday (along with around eight other parish schools; which is probably around 800 honor students total). So, I am sure there were plenty of nasty germs to be shared with that many young ones.

Hopefully she will got over the yucks quickly. Meanwhile, her Dad and I will share our time home with her. Not a bad job at all!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Surprise, surprise, surprise!!!

We had a great Easter break. But, of course, it went too fast.

One thing exciting besides the Easter bunny was we surprised the kids with a long weekend trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas. We've never done this before and the look on their faces was priceless. We had a great time horseback riding, hiking, touring the old bath houses and swimming. We even dug for diamonds at the nations only diamond mine. It was a lot of work though. After an hour, Madeline and I told the boys we'd rather hunt for diamonds at the jewelry store so we left soon after. Ha!

Madeline got a little red on her face, but it must of been just from the sun. It was rather hot hitting the mid-80s each day there. I can't help but worry though. I guess I'll do that forever.

New Years Eve 2007

New Years Eve 2007
Her rash on New Year Eve 2007. We were treating at this time as poison ivy.

Madeline, January 2008

Madeline, January 2008
Here is a picture of Madeline (2008) at her classroom birthday party. Here you will notice her malar rash and grottron's papules on her hands. Of course at this time we had no idea what was going on.

Madeline, January 2009

Madeline, January 2009
Here is a picture of Madeline at her 9th birthday party. The only redness you see now is the nornal redness from running around at your birthday party. My, what a difference a year makes.